Colorful Conflict at Frieze, Felix + Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fairs

Six highlights from LA's exemplary week of artistic immersion

As four art fairs—Frieze Los Angeles, Felix Art Fair, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show in (DTLA)—vied for attendee attention in LA, works within each outpost grappled with the role of color. Highlights of this nature were plentiful—crowned by James Turrell‘s exquisite releases at Pace Gallery and Ugo Rondinone‘s “Ten Mountains + One Sun,” both at Frieze—but certain works positioned their aesthetic value …

Whimsy + Indulgence at Art Los Angeles Contemporary’s 10th Annual Art Fair

Santa Monica's ALAC celebrates the playfulness of art on show

Away from the hubbub of Frieze Los Angeles and the intimacy of the Felix Art Fair, Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) celebrated its 10th anniversary this past weekend. Occupying the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica Airport, the fair felt comfortable in its own Olson Kundig-designed skin. Some 100 exhibitors—drawn from 19 countries—presented thoughtful, diverse and provocative pieces. Highlights were found everywhere. And yet a certain use of whimsical, indulgent blends of color, …

LA Artists + Galleries Represent Their City at Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Several national and international fairs in the City of Angeles saw strong local work

For the first time ever, Los Angeles hosted the Frieze art fair, which was set against the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot. Simultaneously, various homegrown art events—Hollywood Roosevelt’s Felix Art Fair, the Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) and the indoor-outdoor Spring/Break Art Show—were being held. And, while each fair featured impressive works from around the world, each also celebrated Californian talents that make the area so special. Here, we …